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Three great Mexican restaurants in El Sereno

Three great Mexican restaurants in El Sereno

El Sereno is a mostly quiet community, not commonly known by those outside of its immediate vicinity. But the neighborhood has plenty to offer despite its low profile, including a vibrant and diverse collection of Mexican restaurants. There are trucks and brick-and-mortar restaurants, kitchens in convenience stores and some truly fabulous unmarked stands, and many of them focus on iconic dishes from Baja to Jalisco, Puebla to Nayarit and beyond.

There are wonders to be found on El Sereno’s winding back avenues, anonymous tables from which taqueros sling palm-sized tortillas full of delicious mesquite-grilled carne asada or buche straight from the...